Introduction - Instrument


Unlike woodwinds, brass instruments share several fundamental design characteristics, although it is also true to say that each instrument has its own unique attributes. This section concentrates on the these similarities. Those interested in the differences may wish to read The Band Director's Handbook. Ordering details can be found on the home page.

The web pages available here begin with a consideration of a few basic design issues. After that, you can read about how to deal with common embouchure and other faults, and what can be done to overcome them. There is also a discussion about mutes, warm-ups and some advice about care and maintenance.